• Your New Tea Adventure

    Starts Here

     

     

    Discover the Whole Wide World of Tea

    with Qi Aerista, The Smart Tea Brewer

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  • Introducing Qi Aerista

    A better and smarter way to discover tea.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • What is Qi Aerista

     

     

     

     

     

    Qi Aerista is a revolutionary new way to make tea.

    Our unique patented infusion system takes care of the essentials in making a perfect brew. 

    Easy to brew, customizable and an all-around enjoyable experience.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Four Simple Steps for the Perfect Brew

    Add water

    The pot’s transparent body, made of heat-resistant borosilicate glass, lets you truly appreciate the beauty of the brew.

    Add tea leaves

    The specially-designed infuser allows easy handling, optimal infusion, and tea-water separation to avoid over-infusion.

    Select program

    Choose from 6 pre-set programs, each designed to deliver consistent results with specific brewing settings.

    Brew & savor

    Enjoy a simple hassle-free tea brewing experience via our unique patented circulative infusion system for optimal brewing.

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    Your Tea Is Ready

    Savour and Enjoy

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  • Brew Smarter

    Use the Qi Aerista app and you can do the following:

    TRACK THE BREWING PROCESS

    Follow and control the brewing process. Keep track of temperature and time for the best tasting cup of tea.

    CUSTOMIZE BREWING SETTINGS

    Go beyond the pre-set programs and design your own brewing settings for the tea you like.

    DISCOVER MORE ABOUT TEA

    Learn about the many tea varieties, including their origins and suggested brewing settings, with our app’s interactive tea library and brewing guide.

    ENRICH YOUR TEA EXPERIENCE

    Complement your brewing process with handy features such as timer reservation and more.

    GET ADVICE AND SUPPORT

    Share your tea experience with your smartphone and receive tea-making tips and advice from our tea-experts and the online Qi Aerista community.

  • Testimonials

    “I am really in love with your machine because it is easy and it’s small and it makes the tea and extracts a really good flavor."

    Sara Shacket - Blogger at Tea Happiness, Brooklyn, NY

    "It’s Chinese oolong. Hmm. It’s just delicious and it actually tastes like it’s from Taiwan. It has an interesting method of immersing the tea leaves and it's very efficient. I like seeing the color of the tea coming down so you will have an idea of how much it’s steeped."

    Sarah Zinman - Tea Enthusiast, Toronto, ON

    "I like technology and this is fitting the bill. I like the tea to be made correctly, tastes like it should in the traditional fashion but not made traditionally necessary because I don’t always remember what I am supposed to do. I walk away and forget things. This is perfect. So the app feature I love and I love the price point. And the taste of the tea is great."

    Rachel Carter - Blogger at iHeartTeas.com , Chicago, IL

     

     

  • Technical Specs

    6 PRESET PROGRAMS

    Green, Oolong, Black, Cold Brew, Strong Brew and Custom

    3 PRESET STRENGTHS

    Light, Medium, Strong

    3 WORKING MODES

    Auto Brew, Smart Kettle, Keep Warm/Steeper

    20-100 DEG C

    Minimum & Maximum Brewing Temperature (68-212 °F)

    1-15 MINUTES

    Minimum & Maximum Brewing Time

    250-750mL (1-3 cups)

    Minimum & Maximum Pot Capacity (8.5-25.4 fl oz)

    1000 WATTS

    Maximum Heating Power

    273mm x 180mm

    Overall Dimensions H x D Including Base (10.7 x 7.1 in)

  • The Qi Aerista Team

    Join us on our new tea adventure

    to discover the whole wide world of tea with Qi Aerista.

    Rick Ha, PhD

    Maker

    Karen Wan

    Tea Enthusiast

    Nicolas Roux

    Créateur

  • FAQ

    What people ask us the most about Qi Aerista

    HOW DOES QI AERISTA WORK?

    Even though there is quite a bit of science and engineering behind how our brewing mechanism, it is relatively simple in construction. Since our design is still patent-pending, we won’t reveal any more technical information about it until we get closer to our actual market introduction.


    HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THE TEA TO BREW?

    The basic tea-brewing process has 2 steps. The water heating step should take about 2-4 minutes, and the tea brewing step will take about 1-4 minutes (depending on the tea type and strength). Milk teas, such as bubble tea and HK-style milk tea, will take longer (6-10 minutes) in order to draw out a more robust flavour, as will cold-brewed tea (4-8 minutes).

     

    WHAT KIND OF WATER SHOULD I USE?
    We advise using clean drinking water that is safe to drink without boiling. The water should also be low in mineral content to minimize scaling.

    HOW MUCH TEA LEAVES/WATER CAN I ADD?
    We will provide the recommended ratios of tea leaves to water for different tea types in the user manual. We will also provide the necessary tools (e.g. measuring cup, portioning spoon) to help you measure accurately.

     

    HOW DO YOU CLEAN QI AERISTA?

    All parts in contact with water (e.g. infuser and pot) can be removed and rinsed under the tap. For more thorough stain removal, you can soak the components in food-safe cleaning agents such as citric acid.

     

    HOW DO I MAKE MILK TEA WITH QI AERISTA? CAN I ADD MILK DIRECTLY?

    We recommend using Qi Aerista to make the base tea, then mix with milk and other ingredients in an external container (e.g. cup, jar, shaker). We don't recommend directly adding milk inside Qi Aerista.